If you’re like most curious individuals, you probably have thought about how many minutes there are in a year.

It might interest you to know that a lot of people calculate the number of minutes in a year the wrong way. Some people think that all you need to do is multiply 365 by 60, but you might be shocked that it is not as simple as that. You must use one of these methods to get the exact minutes of the year.

This article promised to be fun and educative at the same time as we show you how you can get your answer in a few simple steps.

Before the end of this article, you should be able to know and also be able to calculate how many minutes are there in a year. You will also learn the simple math behind the **calculations**.

## What is the year?

A year is defined as the period during which the Earth revolves around the Sun. A complete revolution of the Earth around the Sun is called a tropical or solar year. It takes 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds for the earth to go around the sun once. The time the earth needs to go around its axis with respect to distant stars is called a sidereal year (about 365.256 days).

## How to calculate how many minutes in a leap year

To calculate how many minutes there are in a leap year, you need to know how many days there are in a leap year. Leap years have 366 days instead of the usual 365. This means that leap years have 24 hours or 1440 minutes. Calculate this number by multiplying 24 by 60.

## How many minutes are there in a Gregorian year?

In a Gregorian year, you find 8,766,400 minutes in a calendar year. This is the time it takes for the Earth to go around the Sun once. The year is divided into years and each month usually has 30 days. There are 24 hours in a day and an hour in 60 minutes. Therefore, there are 8,766,400 minutes in a Gregorian calendar year.

## How many minutes are there in a year according to the Julian and Gregorian calendars?

According to the Julian calendar, there are 525,949 minutes in a year. This is the calendar that was used before the universal calendar. A standard calendar has only 525,760 minutes per year.

How many minutes are there in a year? It depends on the calendar you use. The Julian calendar, which was used before the Gregorian calendar, had 365.25 days in a year. There are approximately 8,784 hours or 525,949 minutes in a Julian year. The Gregorian calendar used in most of the world today has 365,2425 days in a year. This is approximately 8,765 hours or 525,760 minutes in a Gregorian year. So in a normal year about 18 minutes less than Julian.

## How do you calculate the minutes per year?

Let’s try a different way of calculating minutes per year.

### First Method

In a bid to be able to calculate the minutes there are in a year without mistakes, first, follow the instructions below. This simple math process is easy for anyone, math lover or hater.

This is simple. You do not need to be a mathematics pro to perform this operation. All you need is to have basic knowledge of addition, **multiplication and subtraction**. To calculate how many minutes there are in a year, first divide the unit of time into years.

In elementary school we learn:

60 seconds make one minute, 60 minutes, one hour, and 24 hours make up a day, there are 30 or 31 days in a month and 12 months is a year.

These simple things that we were taught in elementary school, can easily use for these calculations.

How many days in a year? The number of days in a year is 365 days, here are 366 days.

Since we already know how many minutes are in an hour and how many hours are in a day, the answer gives you a simple multiplication to find out how many minutes are in a day.

60 minutes, one hour

24 hours make up a day

60 (minutes) x 24 (hours) = 1440 minutes per day.

1440 minutes per day.

Multiply the number of minutes that make up a day by the number of days that make up a year.

Since there are 1440 minutes in a day, multiply the number of minutes in a day by the number of days in a year.

1440 (minutes) x 365 (days) = 525,600 minutes

Now let’s count the minutes in leap years. The calculation method is the same as in normal years. All you have to do is multiply the number of minutes in a day by the number of days in a leap year.

1440 (minutes) x 366 (days) = 527,040 minutes

### Second Method

In school, we are taught that the earth goes around the sun 365 times, but according to **NASA** it takes more than 365 days. NASA says it takes 365 days, 5 hours, 59 minutes and 16 seconds to orbit the Earth, which means our calculations are not exact.

Adding these 5 hours and 59 minutes, the minutes would be:

The minutes of the day multiplied by the days of the year

1440 X (365 days + 6 hours)

Before we can add or multiply, we need to know the number of minutes in 6 hours.

60 minutes x 6 hours = 360 minutes

If the number of minutes in 365 days is 525,600 minutes, then the number of minutes in 365 days is 360 minutes

1440 x 365 = 525,600

525,600 + 360 = 525,960 minutes

### Third Method

If there are 365 days in a year and 24 hours in a day, multiply the number of days by the number of hours in a day.

365 days x 24 hours = 8760 hours per year.

8760 x 60 minutes = 525600 minutes per year.

In leap years, there are 366 days in a year and 2 hours in a day.

365 days x 24 hours = 8760 hours

How many minutes are in 6 hours?

60 minutes is an hour

60 minutes x 6 hours = 360 minutes

8760 x 60 minutes = 525,600

525,600 minutes + 360 minutes = 525,960 minutes

Each of these three methods takes only five minutes. If they give you this question on the quick test, just use 365 days because it’s easy. The second method is only useful for deep testing.

In the past, this simple calculation worked because they defined the length of a year by the number of times the **earth orbits the sun**. But over time, scientists realized that the Earth’s year is not exactly 365 days. The actual length of Earth’s orbit is 365.242199 days, and dividing this number by 12 gives a month of 30.436833 days.

There are several ways to do that calculation. There are literally countless ways. But let’s focus on three popular ways of giving these answers.

In total, you will need 525,600 minutes to have a calendar year

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